The Fight to Beat Childhood Cancer

An incredible amount of people still believe that cancer is an “old person’s” disease, or at least an “adult” disease and are shocked when they find out that this is not so. This is especially true in Africa, especially in the rural areas where information that we take for granted since the advent of the […]

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New Hope for Fatal Childhood Brain Cancer (DIPG)?

Brain tumours are hard to treat. But even this is a harrowing understatement for some forms of the disease. Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is one such example. These rare brain tumours almost exclusively affect children, and they’re invariably fatal. “Almost all children with DIPG sadly die within a couple of years of diagnosis,” says […]

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Lola Muñoz, the Girl Who Gave Her Final Days to Science

Diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPG) are highly aggressive and difficult to treat brain tumors found at the base of the brain. They are glial tumors, meaning they arise from the brain’s glial tissue—tissue made up of cells that help support and protect the brain’s neurons. These tumors are found in an area of the brainstem […]

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